The District Administrative Court of Kyiv (DACK) has opened another case on the lawsuit of former President Viktor Yanukovych. He demands that the Verkhovna Rada recognizes the lack of authority to deprive the president of the title in any other way than by impeachment, representative of the Verkhovna Rada in the Constitutional Court Olha Sovhyrya reports.
"V. F. Yanukovych filed another lawsuit with the District Administrative Court of Kyiv against the Verkhovna Rada, demanding recognition of the lack of authority in the Verkhovna Rada to deprive the title of President of Ukraine in any other way than by impeachment," she wrote.
The District Administrative Court of Kyiv has already opened proceedings in this case and has assigned the case for consideration in a simplified procedure without summoning the parties and holding a court hearing.
"That is, the court's decision on this lawsuit can be made at almost any time," Sovhyrya said.
Earlier, a spokesman for former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said that the ex-president had filed a lawsuit with the Kyiv District Administrative Court to appeal against the resolution on his self-removal from the position of the head of state made by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and adopted on February 22, 2014.
As it was reported, the State Bureau of Investigations of Ukraine has closed books on pre-trial investigation against former president Viktor Yanukovych and his associates in the case of murders of Euromaidan activists in February 2014. The case of Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's fourth president, was allowed to be investigated in absentia. These are proceedings to Yanukovych’s seizure of power in autumn 2010. Such a court decision entitled the prosecution to conduct a pre-trial investigation into the suspect in his absence.